FAQs - TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

What is the average time it takes students to complete this course?
Students have up to 12 months to complete their studies. Each student is different and the amount of time it will take you depends on your individual circumstances. Factors to consider include family and work commitments as well as the amount of time you are looking to dedicate each week to your studies.  
 
Am I able to do the course in a shorter time than the 12 months?
Yes, you can submit your workbooks as soon as you are ready.
 
What am I getting myself into? 
The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is an important qualification and the workload involved does reflect this. As a potential student you need to be aware that there is a lot of work involved when you undertake a Certificate IV, and that there is more to this qualification than just the ability to stand in front of a class and present (for example develop assessment tools or interpret national standard documentation). We want to ensure that you are prepared before getting started. 
 
I am interested in the Intensive+ pathway; will I be qualified after the 10-days?
No. Our Intensive+ pathway is a great way to cover the course unit theory, the major assessment items that require observation, as well as a portion of the smaller assessment tasks. Outside of class time you must still complete the remaining assessment work, and submit your assessment workbooks within the 12 month duration.
 
What is the maximum number of students able to attend an Intensive+ class? 
Our Intensive+ classes are capped at 20 students to ensure that each individual receives the attention they require to get the most out of the face-to-face portion of their course.  
 
Is it possible to complete this course 100% online?
As a Virtual+ class student you will have a one-day assessment workshop for the unit TAEASS402 Assess Competence which is included as part of your course. If you wish to complete all practical tasks on your own please read the pre-requisites on the TAE40116 course page to see if you can meet the requirements. 
 
Are there any activities included in the course that I am unable to complete on my own? 
There are many activities included in the TAE40116 where you will be required to have an interaction on some level with others. Some of these activities will require you to simulate scenarios with a colleague or friend where you may need to record the interaction or have them provide feedback on an activity.  
 
I live overseas and cannot do a practical component in Australia. What are my options?
If you are able to meet the pre-requisites of the Virtual+ classes noted on the TAE40116 course page you may be able to complete the practical tasks on your own.   
 
I have been doing some training in my current role. Am I eligible for full Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
The full RPL process is best suited to trainers and assessors who have worked with delivering national units of competency in the vocational education and training sector for several years. If your experience is more limited, or you have delivered training in other sectors (such as a high school teacher, university lecturer, or enterprise trainer) then you may be a good candidate for our Teacher’s RPL+GAP training pathway.  
 
I have the old BSZ (2002) or TAA certificate and I would like to update it, Is this possible?
We do not offer an upgrade from the superseded BSZ or TAA qualifications to the new TAE40116. If you have been working as a trainer and assessor since attaining your qualification you may be eligible for RPL or enrolment into our Teacher’s RPL+GAP pathway.
 
What is the completion rate of people undertaking this course?
As this is the latest release of the Certificate IV in Training & Assessment we do not yet have data to report on this.
 
What units will I complete?
TAEDES401 Design & develop learning programs
TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs 
TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 Assess competence
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation (elective)
 
What is the number of study hours per unit of competency?
The number of study hours varies from student to student depending on a number of factors. A breakdown of the course hours are outlined in our Training and Assessment Strategy, of which an appended version is available under the Quick Facts section on the TAE40116 page. When you view this table keep in mind that these hours can vary greatly depending on your circumstances, experience with the subject matter, and learning ability.
 
What support do you offer if I need to speak with someone about my course?
There are several different ways that we assist our students with their studies. For academic queries we have a support inbox which is monitored by our trainers and assessors, we run fortnightly live trainer-led Q&A sessions and our students gain access to our Facebook student community group. Our support inbox gives students the opportunity to get clarification on any questions that they may have, and to request a phone call if they wish to speak with an assessor. For any queries relating to your enrolment our administration team are in the office from 9am-5pm (Monday-Friday) and our live-chat is also monitored during this time. 
 
Can you confirm if conducting my group facilitation tasks to 13-18 year olds is acceptable?
This course is for adult learners. When you are conducting group facilitation as part of your course please use adult learners as your participants.
 
Are all the presentations delivered during the 10-day workshop or do I have to book in to the presentation workshops as well?
As an Intensive+ student you will have the opportunity to complete all three of your presentations as part of the 10-day class component. There is no need to attend an additional presentation workshop. If you are a Virtual+ student, a two-day presentation workshop can be purchased separately for a cost of $580.
 
How long does it take for students to complete all the workbooks after 10-day workshop based on your past records?
Asking how long it takes to complete a workbook is like asking ‘how long is a piece of string’! The amount of time it will take you to complete the workbooks will depend on your individual circumstances and drive. However, many students do complete an assessment workbook within one to two weeks
 
As a Virtual+ Class student do I have to attend the live webinar sessions or can I view them at a time that suits me?
As a Virtual+ class student you will gain immediate access to the student portal which houses recorded webinar sessions for each unit. These sessions are available 24/7 to suit your busy schedule. 
 
Do I need to submit all of my workbooks before attending a presentation workshop?
Before attending a presentation workshop you need to make sure you have completed the relevant learning and prepared your presentations, however you do not need to have submitted any of your workbooks.  
 
I am hearing impaired and want to know if the monthly live theory or Q&A sessions will have closed captions?
Our live and recorded webinars do not include closed captions. We are more than happy to provide you with a MP4 file of our webinar recordings if you have access to software that will add captions to the recordings. 
 
I already hold some units from the superseded qualification. Am I able to get credit transfers for them?
Yes. You are able to get credit transfers for units you have completed from the superseded qualification. Keep in mind that there are now nine core units and one elective so not all of the units you completed will be transferrable. The units TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes & TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation are also not deemed equivalent meaning that there will be gaps you need to address.
 
Do you charge additional fees for credit transfers or partial RPL?
There is no additional charge if you credit transfer or undertake RPL for any of the units from the TAE40116.      
 
What can I expect from the assessments for this course?
You will have 10 workbooks to complete for this course; one for each unit. All tasks are competency based so you will not need to sit any exams. Within your workbooks you can expect to complete tasks such as short answer questions, developing assessment tools, conducting presentations, plus many more exciting activities.
 
How long does it take for my submitted workbooks to be assessed?
Once we have received your workbook submission there is a typical assessment turnaround of up to 20 working days. The turnaround time will vary depending on the number of submissions at the time. As soon as you have submitted a unit for assessment you are able to start working on your next one, there is no need to wait for your feedback.  
 
How many submissions are required, and am I able to resubmit if I am deemed not competent in a unit?
As part of your course you will need to submit 10 workbooks (one per unit) to be assessed. If you are deemed not competent for a unit you will be provided with feedback and given two opportunities to resubmit. 
 
Is this trainer qualification only relevant in Australia or can I use it overseas?
The TAE40116 is a nationally recognised qualification within Australia. Although we have catered to students living overseas it would be best to check with any potential international employer that they will accept this qualification.   
 
Does payment need to be made upon enrolment?
We must receive full payment of the course fee before you are able to gain access to your course materials or attend an Intensive+ class. If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, our no deposit, six month interest-free payment plans via zipMoney may be a great option for you.  
 
Does the cost of $2,890 refer to part A and B or do I have to pay two separate fees for each part?
As an Intensive+ student you will only need to pay $2,890 which covers both PART A and PART B as well as your out-of-class studies.
 
Is there any discount in fee if I have a Healthcare card?
There are no discounts available directly through us if you have a health care card. If you think you may be eligible for some form of subsidy please check with the relevant government organisation directly.
 
Do you have HECS or other government funding available?
We are a fee-for-service RTO which means that there is no HECS of government funding available for our courses. However we do have a no deposit, six month interest-free payment plan available via zipMoney.